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    Chroma66
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    Location : Seattle, WA
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    Post by Chroma66 Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:46 pm

    Haven't gotten the chance to go thru the van start checklist yet-but we found a simple solution to our harness connector problem....




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    Farm-boy fixed!  I've never seen this solution before on VV.  Hmm...
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     The tripled wire replaces-you guessed it-the wire to the starting motor; the single one with the red crimpers goes to the ignition switch,  based on my interpretation of a diagram published on VV.  Note: I take full responsibility for the consequences.  But it runs! I'm impressed! And I now have a fire extinguisher in the van.
    Joe Van
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    Post by Joe Van Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:17 am

    I am having the same problem with mine about every 20-30 starts I have to wiggle that connector to get the starter solenoid to engage and have cleaned the contacts twice and I have thought about eliminating that connector also let us know if it works out.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Digz
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    Post by Digz Fri Oct 18, 2013 3:59 am

    Mine kind of looks like that, by-passed and some of it works ,some dead ends. pretty wiring was never my strong suit. Smile
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    Post by Joe Van Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:30 am

    I dont understand the triple wires are they fusable links?? if it is just a scolinoid wire why not just run one wire to it.!!! Does any one know what the other wires are for in that connector.???scratch .....
    Chroma66
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    Post by Chroma66 Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:18 am

    So far as we know, all of those wires in the holder go to the dashboard lights. However headlights, break lights,turn signals, windshield wipers, heater all run off that triple connected wire. The connector is sill  unplugged just like in the picture.  The van started up great this a.m.!  Also, turning on the headlights was killing the engine, but we didn't have that happen today.

    I was balking at replacing/bypassing the connector with crimped wire, but apparently that connector is only there to make installing the wiring easier during manufacturing of the car, and it is outdated technology anyway. It's a specific type of connector, name starts with an M or W.

    @ JOEVAN:

    The wire with the triple connection is a big wire, a "load bearing" wire; it runs almost everything in the van. We only had smaller wire, so we combined three small wires in order to support the heavy electrical load of the connection-only one smaller wire would have burned thru from too much current passing thru it.

    You can see where one of the prongs on the connector is totally burnt out and corroded-this is where the tripled wire was connected.

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